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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 14, 2014 12:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the need for schitck

I suspect there are jam festival "boho" trustafarians who took your example and go you one better. Or 10 better.

Actually, when the second-wave (third-wave?) hippies and Touchheads came along in the mid/late 80s, it seemed like a natural evolution and a really positive sign about the staying power of the counterculture. At least that's how I thought of it at the time, and I still think that's about right. It's easy to be snarky about all the doo-dads and accessories -- and the trustafarian aspect is funny in every generation I guess; at least DH trustafarians were better than the preppy ones -- but my only real critique is when that style is imagined as somehow being "60s" or an Eternal Deadhead Thing. I'm too much of a historical purist for that :-)

It does seem that the rainbow-colored accessorized glamor of the lot increased in direct proportion to the decline of the band. It happened with band posters, too. They were fantastic by '95, LOL.


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Poster: SocialSecurityService Date: Jun 14, 2014 5:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the need for schitck

I don't entirely agree, but that's your point of view.

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Poster: SpacedAgain Date: Jun 14, 2014 9:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the need for schitck

I thought you could wear anything and made some odd choices of stuff found around SF. Eventually, I decided that those without tie dye stood out for stares, which was esp uncomfortable when intake timing was off.

So tie dye became preferable, fun to find cool designs, and let me pretend I was another fold in reality in the tantric sea of color.